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Gun Sense Group Visits Dunbar Club

Gun Sense Group Visits Dunbar Club

September 13, 2019

On Sept. 4 the Dunbar Young Democrats held their bi-weekly meeting with guest speakers Linsey Sugarman and Kathi Crowe from Moms Demand Action. Moms Demand Action is a non-profit, non-partisan gun safety advocacy organization established after the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012. The organization, which is a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, has nearly six million supporters across the US and a chapter in every state.  The gu...

Teacher, Students Disappointed by Changes to AP World History

Teacher, Students Disappointed by Changes to AP World History

September 9, 2019

For years, students have struggled their way through social studies teacher Mrs. Michelle Williams' notoriously difficult AP World History class while learning about everything from farming to the fall of the Soviet Union in under 180 days. But change has come to this long-standing subject: AP World History is no longer covering the history of, well, the world. Instead, the College Board (which...

Hot Weather and Student Athletes

Hot Weather and Student Athletes

September 4, 2019

Students who participate in sports and other outdoor activities in Kentucky this school year have to adhere to KHSAA's new heat-related illness safety guidelines. This means that some Dunbar sports teams have had to cancel their games/practices or move practices inside. “The heat affects our sport greatly because it is outdoors so our conditions depend on the weather. We had two practices moved ...

Benefits of Having a Job as a Teenager

Benefits of Having a Job as a Teenager

August 1, 2019

There are many teenagers at Dunbar who balance their time with school and a job. This has its benefits and doubts. Although having a job is good, students have to ensure their focus in school while working outside of it. Students have to manage their grades and homework, along with determining how many hours they are available to work each week. There are many benefits to having a job. ...

D.I.Y Senior Pictures

D.I.Y Senior Pictures

July 15, 2019

During the summer before senior year, many students take their senior photos. These are usually professional portraits by photographers, but sometimes students choose to stage their own photos with a friend or family member. Here are the top five spots for D.I.Y senior photos: Keeneland A National Historic Landmark, Keeneland, features beautifully landscaped grounds that are open to the public ...

Ideas for a Fun Summer Date

Ideas for a Fun Summer Date

June 20, 2019

Along with summer camps and family vacations, summertime is the perfect time for adorable dates.  If you're looking for something romantic, you can't go wrong with a drive-in movie. You can take snacks and blankets and watch a film under the stars. It can be an intimate and fun date, or a perfect night for a group of friends. Another great date idea is bowling because it gives you something to do instead of ...

Summer Skin Safety for Teens

Summer Skin Safety for Teens

June 10, 2019

The number one cause of skin cancer is the exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Many teens enjoy laying out by the pool in the sun. However, they may not be aware of the dangers the sun can cause. Cancer occurs when the cells in the body divided too quickly, creating an overabundance of cells usually forming tumors. This disease can occur almost anywhere in the body--even skin. Ther...

The Change

May 31, 2019

The Change is a student made short documentary featuring Victoria Bravo, Sloan Scroggin, Mason Taylor, and Ella Turner. In "The Change", these students talk about what they advocate for and encourage other high school students to involve themselves in their community and become activists.

The Life of a PRIDE Buck

The Life of a PRIDE Buck

May 27, 2019

Two years ago, Dunbar's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) committee created an acronym that represents all of Dunbar's school-wide expectations. PRIDE stands for Positive, Respectful, Involved, Dependable and Excellent. To reward students who exhibit one or more of these traits, faculty and staff can give out PRIDE bucks. The behaviors earning "bucks" can be as simple as studen...

Which Old Kentucky Chocolate Bar is Best?

Which Old Kentucky Chocolate Bar is Best?

May 24, 2019

Business Managers CeCe Balog and Allison O'Hara are no strangers to fundraising. And they know the most profitable of all fundraisers is, you guessed it, candy sales. This year, PLD Lamplighter decided to sell candy bars from Old Kentucky Chocolates. They ordered five flavors. Since part of being a business manager is to oversee fundraising and evaluate income streams for the program, CeCe and Allison decided to...

Graduation Party Ideas

Graduation Party Ideas

May 20, 2019

Making it through high school can be difficult, so the completion of high school deserves a spectacular send-off. Large gatherings If the graduate is a "large party" person, then go big. The venue could be a house, a barn, or a park--anywhere with lots of space for food, festivities and fun with games like volleyball, cornhole, or giant Twister. "For graduation I am going to have a huge party because gr...

If I Had a Million Dollars

If I Had a Million Dollars

May 13, 2019

According to WDRB, of every dollar played in the Kentucky Lottery, 61 cents goes to the winner, 6 cents to administrative costs, 6 cents to retailers who sell the tickets and 27 cents is given back into the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Overall, this has resulted in $4.9 billion dollars. Of the $4.9 billion, roughly $1.8 billion has gone toward the state's general fund and to the SEEK educational prog...